Remember Michael Jordan’s pair of game-worn Converse sneakers that sold for a record breaking $190,372? Well, Converse was in the running to acquire the piece of sneaker history that it once made, which Jordan wore in the 1984 Olympic gold medal game, for its archives. “At first they were like ‘Whatever it takes,’” Converse archivist Sam Smallidge told Sole Collector, recounting his higher ups' reaction to his request for authorization to bid on the shoes when they were up for sale in 2017.
After students at Overton Elementary School in Salisbury, North Carolina finished listning to a reading of "The Polar Express," they discovered that a curtain was hiding a very special gift for the entire school: new pairs of shoes. An anonymous donor purchased nearly 400 pairs of New Balances for the children with help of local retailer Ralph Baker Shoes, and following the reading, wrapped boxes were passed out to each student.
Sneaker rules in the NBA have come a long way since Michael Jordan’s black and red Nikes were banned by league commissioner David Stern in 1984. Policies have changed, and colorways other than the standard black or white are far more accepted in today’s league. Players basically have the option to mix up their sneakers every night, as long as the sneakers are in line with team colors. For example, LeBron James has already worn over 30 different versions of the Nike LeBron 12 this season.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".